29th March 2021 by

Royal Albert Hall 150th anniversary

29 March 2021 sees the Royal Albert Hall turn 150 years old, and to celebrate they are planning a whole series of events and activities to celebrate their past, present and future.

The Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, and named in memory of her husband, Prince Albert, whose founding vision was for a venue that would both democratise and promote the arts and sciences.

The Royal Albert Hall is so much more than just a beautiful Victorian venue, it’s the place of countless performances, stories and memories from countless visitors – where people have been singing, dancing, laughing and crying together since 1871.

A short film narrated by Mick Jagger featuring crowds, happiness and the sheer thrill of being together has been released to kick off the celebrations for the 150th anniversary

The Royal Mint will issue a £5 coin to mark the milestone, while Royal Crown Derby has produced a commemorative tea set in a design inspired by the Hall’s architecture.

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